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Ex-Yu

by Josip Novakovich

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list price: $19.95
edition:Paperback
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category: Fiction
published: Sep 2015
ISBN:9781550654226
publisher: Vehicule Press
imprint: Esplanade Books
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Short story writer, novelist and essayist Josip Novakovich returns with his first collection of stories since being named a finalist for the prestigious 2013 Man Booker International prize. In Ex-Yu, he explores the major themes of war and exile, of religiosity and existentialism, that have defined his fiction and earned him a place among the pantheon of international writers addressing contemporary literature's most pressing questions. Masterpieces such "Honey in the Carcase", "White Mustache", and "Acorns", unflinching in their humanity and realism, take us into the brutal despair of the Bosnian War. At the other end of Novakovich's wide-ranging talents, we find fiercely imaginative stories that present an altogether different angle into the author's philosophy of alienation. In between, dry humour and world-weary wisdom infuse such exile preoccupations as soccer, terrorism, and cigarettes. Taken together, this latest collection comprises a bravely intelligent mosaic of what it means to be torn from one's country and one's self.

Editorial Review

Praise for Josip Novakovich:

"There are very few native-born English speakers who write as well." -Tibor Fischer, The Guardian

Praise for April Fool's Day

"Novakovich knows how to tell a story, and his prose has an easy, elegant velocity. -Maud Casey, New York Times

Praise for Shopping for a Better Country:

"One of the most forceful and original essayists in the English language." -Nathan Deuel, Los Angeles Review of Books

Praise for Salvation and Other Stories

"First-rate fiction, from one of the best short-story writers of the decade." -Kirkus Reviews

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